Monthly Archives: May 2015

Till Eulenspiegel’s lustige Streiche

Family concert time with the VNSO. And since it was at a family friendly time we ‘dragged’ Julius along. He was still somewhat traumatized by our last attempt to take him to a concert way past his bed time and … Continue reading

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Evening sunset walk

Still 36˚C, but we had to get some fresh air (well, if that is so fresh, not sure) … but at least we went outside and marveled at the people enjoying the waters of the highly polluted West Lake.

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Hot weather, hot phở…

We are experiencing kind of a heatwave these days and at 10AM 35˚C sounds like a great time and temperature to visit our hole-in-a-wall neighborhood phở place (no air conditioning) for a hot, steaming bowl of noodle goodness! (actually, the … Continue reading

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Lunches of May

As I am continuing making lunches for Julius just like December, January, February, March and April This month again 20 different dishes, thanks to no holidays Found some new things to add to the menu. Also found a new, simple … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … on national TV!

Prime Time, Prime Station .. 16 minutes into the 1h program.

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Finally the pool is open again!

Over the cold time of the year we just did not bother with keeping the pool cleaned (eats electricity every day) and once it started getting spring-y our landlord replaced the water. Only to notice that some gaskets at the … Continue reading

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Here we go again …

The break occurred on what seems to be the most vulnerable section of the cable that runs between Vung Tau and Hong Kong. A local internet provider told Zing that the suspected rupture occurred at 4:30pm this afternoon. While there … Continue reading

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Progress in Roller Blading

In case you have missed the ‘hidden‘ link in Friday’s post, here is a recap of the first week of roller blading practice. And as we continue, I keep raising the bar … just look at today’s fun challenge

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Burger Time

Return to Tracy’s burger shag and this time Ritsu joined us (I usually think of the hole-in-a-wall place more or a ‘boys only’ establishment. Funny enough, the only other guests at that time were 2 Korean tourist girls sharing (and … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Life

Last night, while Julius and I snuck into an ES drama stage production at school (tickets were free, but all gone, we figured there might be some no-shows, and it worked)… Ritsu had dinner with one of the world leaders … Continue reading

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Soccer season is over

Today was the last day of this year’s Saturday Soccer season and the concluding tournament. Here is a nice ‘before’ photo, which they took a few Saturdays ago With today’s midday heat around 32˚C, barely any wind and high humidity, … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … the SG is in town!

And Ritsu is somewhere in this group photo. Even though they took a few, there is always a half of her face missing … (Click image to get full size version) Funny thing, the very same happened recently to Julius … Continue reading

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Roller blading

Since we bought the roller blades last Sunday, Julius has been practicing every day (and papa has done short video bits to chronicle the progress) in our rather small, but very safe compound. Today we ventured out for the first … Continue reading

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Tennis in the dark (and heat)

Wednesday tennis changed location and time, now on our way, even that close to summer solstice, we rode into the gorgeous sunset: So, instead of heading into the city, we hopped over to Ciputra, which is kind of a ‘fake’ … Continue reading

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Today’s weather

I was pretty surprised when I heard rain hitting the neighbor’s pool, while the view from my window still showed sunny weather … so I went up to the roof and found this:

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